Waiting on Wednesday (90) Walk on Earth a Stranger

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.
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Walk on Earth a Stranger

Author: Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release Date: September 22, 2015

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The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.

Why I’m Excited:

What is drawing me to this novel is the historical aspect. I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever read a book set during the Gold Rush, and I don’t think I have. I also love a good slow-burning romance. I’m not crazy about the fact that this is the first in a trilogy (I’ve been doing my best to stay away from series lately), but I’ll make an exception for this one. I’m loving this cover, too. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for this one.

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